Mi-4 helicopter 'gate guard' at the MARZ, Chornoye.
Another immaculate gate guard, this time a Mi-1.
Inside the repair plant was this Mi-2 being worked on.
As was this An-2 biplane.
Amongst the lines of Mi-2 awaiting repair was this An-3 'Ekranoplan'
that I had photographed the previous year at MAKS 03 !!
It is minus its reverse-delta wings. Note the MARZ logo below the fin.
This is the same machine at MAKS.
A lineup of Mi-2 helicopters awaiting repair - or delivery?
These are definitely awaiting repair!
Venerable An-2 biplane belonging to ROSTO - the successor to DOSAAF.
A visiting Mi-8 - also belonging to ROSTO.
Skis for the An-2 lined up against the control tower wall.
Front end of the wingless 'Experimental' An-2e Ekranoplan.
Immaculate An-2 of Murmansk Aviacompany.
Wreckage of a Mi-4 'Hound' helicopter.
Two more Mi-4's - note the DOSAAF logo on the right-hand machine.
Yet another wrecked Mi-4.
This statue of Lenin still stands outside the plant - albeit
completely surrounded by trees!
Immaculate Il-18 of the government airline 'Rossiya'.
Ubiquitous An-12 cargo hauler of Aviast.
There were plenty of Il-62's belonging to a new airline called VIM (the
initials of the owner apparently). They all had girls names - this one
Rooks boarding for a flight !!
Another VIM Airlines Il-62 - this time its Julia.
And another one called Galina.
VIM's new livery on a Boeing 757 - remind you of anything ??
Tu-204C cargoliner - powered by Russian/Ukrainian PS-90A turbofans.
Another VIM Airlines Il-62.
Tu-154M of Air Charter.
Kolavia Tu-134 taking off...
This Tu-154M of Air Charter must have
carried the Russia football team to the Euro 2004 event.
Closeup of the starboard side artwork - in English.....
The port side had the logo in Russian...
Closeup of the port side logo.
Another Tu-154M - this time of B.A.C - still wearing its Bulgarian
Tu-154M of Tajikistan Airlines.
Yak-42 of Centre-Avia.
Il-86 - Azerbaijan Airlines.
Another Il-86 - this time belonging to Kras Air.
The guy in the pilot's seat of this Siber Il-86 opened the window and
shouted through a megaphone that we were not to take photos of his
But he was too late!!
Another of the many Tu-154M's still in service inside Russia/CIS - this
one from Krasnoyarsk Airlines.
This snow blower is still in service at the sports airfield at
Myachkovo. The engine is an RD-45 - a derivative of the Rolls-Royce
Immaculate An-2 in pseudo-military colours.
A superb Il-14 - note the appropriate registration.
Another view of this immaculate machine.
Mil Mi-2 also in pseudo-military colours.
A surprising find on a Russian sports airfield - a North American
Good old faithful - An-30 photo-ship.
Another activity that takes place at Myachkovo is motorsport - this
motorbike race was going on during our visit.
Just trying out my camera.....